About Robert Carter, MD

Robert F. Carter, M.D. received his BA degree from Columbia University and his MD Degree from Cornell University. He did his surgical internship at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Chief Residency re-certification at Montefiore Hospital-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Carter is Board certified and recently re-certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is an active fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been the co-director of Orthopedics at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage, NY since 2006. Dr. Carter was also a team physician for the long Island Surf Pro Basketball tea, and Hamlet Cup Tennis ATP. Dr. Carter has been practicing Orthopedic Surgery of Long Island for 30 years. He specializes in minimally invasive/arthroscopic shoulder, knee surgery such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, instability surgery of shoulder as well as ligament reconstructions and meniscal surgeries of the knee. He performs total knee replacements as well as comprehensive General Orthopedic, operative and non-operative care.

Experience, Education & History

Professional Experience

ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLC
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
2920 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
December 2011 - Present

Nassau Orthopedic Surgeons, P.C.
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
2920 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
July 1988 - November 2011

Nassau-Suffolk Orthopedic Surgeons, P.C.
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Massapequa, NY
July 1986 - June 1988

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph Hospital
Bethpage, NY
Active Attedning Staff - July 1986 - Present
Medical Director: Department of Rehabilitation - January 2002 -Present
Co-Cheif: Department of Orthopedic Surgery - January 2006 - Present July 1988 - November 2011

North Shore University Plainview
Plainview, NY
Active Attending Staff - July 1986 - Present
North Shore University Syosset
Syosset, NY
Active Attending Staff - September 1987 - Present
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY
Active Attending Staff - September 1990 - Present
Nassau University
East Meadow, NY
Courtesy Staff - January 1989 - Present

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery - Active Fellow
New York State Orthopedic Society
Nassau County Medical Society
Nassau Academy of Medicine
New York State Medical Society
American Medical Association


Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Case Report and Review of Literature
Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein Orthpedic Proceedings - 1985


The Management of Open Fractures - 1983
Torsional Deformities of the Lower Extremity in Children - 1984
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency in Children - 1985

Clinical Research

Results of Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
Objectice and Subjective - 1986

Professional Training & Education

Residency Orthopedic Surgery
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
July 1982 - Jun 1988

Orthopedic Surgical First Assistant
Victory Memorial Hospital
Brooklyn, NY 06030
September 1981 - June 1986

General Surgical Internship
The Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY
July 1980 - June 1981

Medical School
Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
July 1978 - June 1980
Honors Surgery

Medical School
Faculte Libre de Medecine
Lille, France
September 1976 - June 1978

Columbia University
New York, NY
September 1972 - June 1976
B.A. Dean's List 1974-1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board Of Orthpedic Surgery - July 1988
Recertified Through 2028

M.D. New York - July 1981

Professional Activities

Team Physician
Victory Games - Special Olympics - 1991
Team Physician
Hamlet Tennis Club - 1991-1994
Team Physician
Long Island Surf Basketball (USBL) - 1995

Community Activities

Head Coach
Oyster Bay PAL Basketball League 1994 -1997
Head Coach
St. Patrick's Bastketball League
Huntington, NY 1997-2004

Personal Information

Married, Three Children
Interests - Basketball, Tennis, Guitar, Drums, Piano, Reading
Languages - French, Spanish